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January Miller


5' 8"
Orlando, Fla.
University HS

(Information as of September 2015)


Major: Telecommunications – Production


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· Took classes at UF during the 2015 Summer B semester (that started June 29) and worked out

· Proved to be a major spark off the bench during her freshman and sophomore campaigns

· both of her parents have degrees from Florida, with her mother Marlene a letterwinner of the Gator track and field team (1988-90) and her father Michael earning his undergraduate (1994) and master’s (2008) degrees in Gainesville

· Family, that includes her two younger brothers, rarely misses a home game

· began playing basketball when she was nine years old, introduced to the sport by her father Michael Miller

· was an avid dancer for nine years (age 2-11) in cheer, dance and jazz, before she turned her focus to basketball

· Member of the Junior Magic Dancers for three years, performing during timeouts and during halftime of NBA Orlando Magic games from ages 8 to 11

· her first name is the same of a distant relative

· University High School’s first female Division I athletic scholarship recipient


· 2014 & 2015 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll

· 2015 Gameday Brickhouse (team award)

· Named Most Improved Player by the Gator coaches at the end of the 2012-13 season


· 742 career points entering 2015-16, the most by an active Gator

· UF’s leading scorer in 15 games

· Rebounder leader in 3 games

· Assist leader in 5 games

· 33 double-figure scoring games

· Scored in UF’s last 13 games of 2014-15

· Consecutive made free throws: 17 (during 2014-15 season)

· 3-point-play (traditional) free throws: 13-22

· 3-point-play (fouled attempting a 3-pointer) free throws: 1-6

JUNIOR YEAR (2014-15):

· 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll

· 2015 Gameday Brickhouse (team award)

· Appeared in all 30 games

· Earned 15 starts, including 5 in SEC play

· In last seven games, averaged 8.6 points, attempted 19 free throws (second-most) and had 10 steals

· In overtime loss to Vanderbilt (February 19), finished with 15 points and four assists; hit an acrobatic bank shot and had the Gators within two with 30 seconds to go

· Recorded two points, two assists in final 3:53 in 14-point, second-half comeback win at Georgia (February 12)

· During the upset win at Vanderbilt (Feb. 1), converted 6-of-6 from the free throw line that included four in the final three minutes; logged her 100th career steal during the game

· Had scored in a then-team-best 28 straight games before going 0-2 FG in 11 minutes at Auburn (Jan 4)

· tied her season-high of 16 points that included the 700th of her career during road setback at No. 13/15 Mississippi State

· banked in a deep jumper and brought the Gators within two points, 45-43, with 1:56 remaining en route to UF’s first win against No. 24 Georgia (February 12) in Athens since 2004


· Scored in 28 games

· 9 double-figure scoring games

· UF’s leading scorer in 5 games ... rebounder leader in 1 game

· Consecutive made free throws: 17

· 3-point-play (traditional) free throws: 2-7

· Tied for the second-most three-point-play attempts (7)


· 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

· Started 19 games

· Scored in every game except one (at Tennessee, Jan. 23)

· Nailed a huge three-pointer with 9:20 to go at Vanderbilt (Feb. 27) after VU cut UF’s lead to four and the Gators started the second half hitting just 1-13 from the field; finished with 10 points

· Scored her 500th career point during the win at Vanderbilt (Feb. 27)

· Led win vs. Kentucky (Feb. 9) with team-high 20 points that included the 50th three-pointer of her career

· Came off the bench in game vs. Auburn (Jan. 26) and followed her scoreless game the previous outing with 12 points

· At Tennessee (Jan. 23), did not score for the first time this season, halted streak of 47 straight scoring games

· In back-to-back wins vs. ranked teams scored the final points of the game from the free throw line that sealed the victory (hit 2 vs. No. 25 Arkansas with 2 seconds left after grabbing the defensive board for the seven-point win)

· Totaled 10 points that included 4-4 FTs in the final 59 seconds that helped seal the win at No. 6 Kentucky (Jan. 5)

· Posted the first double-double of her career with 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in win vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 2)

· Solid in the thrilling overtime win vs. Georgetown (Dec. 28) with 13 points - coming up with a huge steal with two-plus minutes remaining in regulation that resulted in a three-pointer and brought UF within six points

· Set career-highs of 7 assists and 5 steals with 14 points in win vs. Saint Francis (Dec. 17)

· Reset career-high scoring mark in consecutive games, netting 22 points at Troy (Dec. 4), with a career-high 8 rebounds and four assists

· Scored 15 of her team and career-high-tying 19 points in the second half of three-point win vs. Oregon State (Nov. 30)

· Led UF with 17 points in four-point win vs. St. John’s (Nov. 26); followed her own miss, collected the offensive board in traffic, put up a physical shot that dropped in as she was fouled, then drained the free throw to complete the three-point-play and gave Florida a 65-60 lead with 4:08 left

· Scored a career and team-best 19 points (7-10 FGs, 4-5 3’s), with 4 steals against Florida State (Nov. 21)

· Tied career-best 3 steals in win vs. North Florida (Nov. 10); also had 10 points

· Started season-opener (4th career start; first start since Jan. 27, 2013 at Georgia)


· Scored in every game except one (at Tennessee, Jan. 23) this year

· 16 double-figure scoring games

· UF’s leading scorer in 5 games ... assist leader in 2 games ... rebounder leader in 1 game

Freshman Year (2012-13):

· Played in all 37 games, started three – all in SEC play

· Scored in every game except three

· Named Most Improved Player by the Gator coaches at the end of the 2012-13 season

· On team was No. 2 in three-point percentage (38.9 pct), No. 3 in three-pointers made (28) and attempted (72), No. 7 in scoring and No. 5 for assists ...40 of her 80 total rebounds came on the offensive end

· In SEC games was UF’s sixth-leading scorer (6.4 ppg) and she hit 42.2 percent (38-90) from the floor and 13-31 (41.9%) from the three-point arc

· Tied for fifth on the team with six possible three-point plays, hitting 4-of-6 free throws

· During the five-game WNIT run converted a team-best 7-of-15 three-pointers for a 46.7 percentage

· During the five-point WNIT quarterfinal win at James Madison (March 30) drove hard into the paint, put up a tough shot that dropped in and was fouled and gave UF an 81-80 lead with 52.7 seconds remaining

· In the two-point win in the WNIT round of 16 at Charlotte (March 27), drilled a three-pointer with 52 seconds on the clock that brought the Gators within one point and sparked the game-ending 6-0 run

· Tallied her first double-figure scoring game in the postseason when she scored a game-high 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting that included 3-of-5 from the three-point arc and made all three free throw attempts in the WNIT second-round win at Winthrop (March 25)

· Scored 12 of her 14 points in the first half of the win against Arkansas (March 8) in the second round of the SEC Tournament, as she hit 3-of-4 three-pointers and started the second half for the Gators

· Drilled a dagger three-pointer with 1:37 left to give Florida a 64-56 advantage and sank a fast break lay-up with 29 seconds remaining in the win against Arkansas (Feb. 28)

· Tallied 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting at Texas A&M

· Credited by Coach Butler for sparking the Gators during the first half at Auburn (Feb. 10), when she ignited a stagnant offense by drilling a pair of three-pointers in a 57-second span that cut a nine-point deficit to three with 10:07 remaining in the period

· Collected a team and career-high seven rebounds at Missouri (Jan. 31)

· Made the most of her first career start (Jan. 20 vs. South Carolina) as she tied her career-high of five rebounds, while dishing a career and game-high three assists with five points in front of her family and high school team that were in attendance

· Hit a pressure-filled jumper with 29 seconds remaining in regulation against No. 9 Tennessee (Jan. 13) that gave UF a one-point lead; finished with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting

· When Jaterra Bonds had to leave the Mississippi State game (Jan. 10) after a hard foul, Miller stepped up to the free throw line in her place and converted one of two free throws and gave UF a 59-55 lead with 57.8 seconds remaining en route to the six-point win

· Started the second half of the win against LSU (Jan. 6)

· Stellar SEC debut at No. 6 Kentucky (Jan. 3), scoring a career-high 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting overall, 2-of-3 three-pointers and 5-of-6 free throws

· Against Savannah State (Dec. 20) scored a then-career-best 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting overall and 3-of-5 from the three-point arc which were her first career three-pointers

· Credited by Coach Butler after the win at La Salle (Dec. 16) as one of the Gators who “stepped up and made some tough plays” en route to the team’s first road win of the year

· Reset her career-high scoring mark in back-to-back games when she scored 12 points for her first career double-figure scoring game while collecting a season-best five rebounds - four on the offensive end - against Northern Iowa (Nov. 24)

· In the thrilling two-point win against N.C. State, came off the bench and sparked the Gators midway through the second half, as she helped UF overcome a 6-2 run that had the momentum shift in N.C. State’s favor; checked in and collected a quick offensive rebound and kept the possession alive as fellow freshman Christin Mercer powered up an inside bucket after a great dish from Bond and tied the game; Miller then ran the floor after a Wolfpack miss and Bonds rewarded her with the pass that she converted into a layup that gave the Gators the two-point lead

· Scored her first collegiate points in the season-opening win against Fairfield (Nov. 9), sinking a free throw with 14:18 remaining in first half; her first field goal was an offensive rebound putback with 11:44 remaining in the game, as she totaled three points and collected a pair of offensive rebounds in 16 minutes of action

· 8 double-figure scoring games ... UF’s leading scorer in 3 games, leading rebounder in 1 game and assist leader in 2 games ... scored in UF’s last 29 games – the longest active streak ending the year

High School:

· Graduated from University High School in May of 2012 and became the school’s first female Division I athletic signee

· In four years playing at UHS, scored a school-record 2,184 points, while collecting 795 rebounds (second-most in school history), 415 steals (most in school history) and 338 assists (second-most in school history) en route to helping the Cougars win 86 games, the most by a senior class in program history

· Her senior year helped UHS advance to the Florida 8A State Final Four for the first time in school history, after winning the 8A region 2 championship for the first time

· The 2012 McDonald’s All-American finalist nominee also set school records for most points in a season (677 in 2012), most points in a game (43 on Jan. 13, 2012 vs. Freedom HS), most steals in a game (10 on Feb. 2, 2010 vs. Colonial HS) and second-most records in a season (293 in 2012)

· Florida Dairy Farmers 8A Ms. Basketball Runner-Up

· 2010, 2011 and 2012 FABC First Team All-State selection

· Three-time first-team Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida team

· Four-time Metro Conference Player of the Year, only second player in the history of the conference to accomplish this feat

· Broke Orange County’s 20-year-old scoring record

· Graduated with a 4.7 GPA – Magna Cum Laude, and was a four-time Metro Conference All-Academic honoree

· Two-time member of the National Honor Society

· Participated in the 2010 and 2011 Next Level Top 24 All-Star Games held in Orlando and was a three-year invitee to the Nike Skills Camp

· Played with the Orlando Comets AAU squad in 2009 and 2010, before suiting up for the Central Florida Elite club in 2011

· During a seven-day span in 2010, Miller was a member of the 2010 Disney Sophomore Showcase and the AAU 15U national championship teams

· Played AAU ball with the Central Florida Elite in 2011, helping the team win the Boo Williams Gold Division, place second at the Kentucky Memorial, reached the semifinals of the Battle of the Bayou and Garden City Classic

· In 2009 and 2010 played with the Orlando Comets, winning the AAU National championship in 2010, as well as the Spring Fling and the Disney Sophomore Showcase, while in 2009 being named ALL State Champions and capturing the Disney Spring Fling

· AAU teams coached by “Coach Al” Honor

· Coached at University HS by Jason Barnard


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